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PIONEER PRESS: On vacation, but still in the loop
Poll reveals many workers don't leave digital devices behind while they unwind

Chuck Olsen, of Minneapolis, also routinely totes a laptop on pleasure trips. This is partly for backing up vacation photos and the like, he says, but he also ends up using it for work.

Olsen recently gave his partner, Lorika, a trip to New York for her birthday. But Olsen, a freelance videographer, later learned about a Big Apple conference related to his job.

"So I basically ditched Lori for an afternoon," he said. "I found a mutual friend to take her shopping and go have fun while I was at this conference. That kind of thing happens to me all the time."

June 2, 2007 at 02:01 AM in Personal Crap | Permalink


Lorika is excitedly anticipating what Chuck has planned for their anniversary.

Posted by: steve garfield at Jun 2, 2007 6:50:18 AM

Steve, For their anniversary, Chuck's getting her that new video camera he's always wanted.

Posted by: taulpaul at Jun 2, 2007 10:39:51 AM

Of course, that was actually a really great day. Lori slept in then went shopping with our friend MissB, then we rendezvoused (sp???) at a lovely French restaurant in Chelsea, then we saw Laurie Anderson, then we drank with our vloggers peeps all night long.

Posted by: chuck at Jun 2, 2007 3:10:28 PM

if a newspaper wrote about every single time i did something like that in the past year, i would probably be in jail or somewhere worse. like new jersey.

Posted by: drew olanoff at Jun 4, 2007 12:39:29 AM


Posted by: chuck at Jun 4, 2007 1:47:10 AM

I am MissB, the Perfect Vacation Love-Sitter! I can always be counted on to take loved ones off your your hands for an afternoon. Rates double on weekends.

Posted by: missb at Jun 4, 2007 3:57:31 AM

the czech is in the mail, MissB.

Posted by: chuck at Jun 4, 2007 5:53:19 AM